2019 24 Hours of Le Mans


Ed Sims

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LOL! Chip you look like a local!

Ed

PS Turn your underwear inside out to get a few extra days out of them!
 

BtwoG

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TO AWSUM

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Gentlemen,

Well, we have no bags so I’ve lost all my Ford Racing gear but LUCKILY there are a lot of clothing stores near by!! I bought all new stuff and I’m ready for Le Mans!!!

Chip

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Are you speaking French now with your new look?
 

TO AWSUM

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Julie hitching a ride.
Not a bad view.
Looks like your steering wheel is on the wrong side for France.
 

ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

DBK made the scene here in Paris today and joined Peg & I for dinner at our hotel. Tomorrow morning we head to Le Mans. And........a short while ago our bags showed up. Even better.

Chip

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THamonGT

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What a pair to draw too! Have fun and bring home the gold in the form of 1-2-3-4-5! I do prefer the Ford GT look over the French look Chip! Glad you got your luggage! Look out for John Anhalt with Tint world in Ben Keating’s pits and tent. Ben has given him great tickets to the pits and his tent. He a great guy! Please send lots of pictures to the Forum for those of us unable to attend!
 

soroush

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have fun guys!!!
 

Sinovac

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Lunch in Ballon, then on to Le Mans!

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DBK

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Wednesday June 12th

4 PM - Practice
10 PM - Qualifying Session 1

Thursday June 13th

7 PM - Qualifying Session 2
10 PM - Qualifying Session 3

Saturday June 15th

9 AM - Warm-up
3 PM - RACE START

Sunday June 16th

3 PM - CHECKERED FLAG - Conclusion of the Ford GT Factory race program efforts at Le Mans

Team Guide

GTE-PRO


#66 S. Mücke/O. Pla/B. Johnson (MM)

55903

#67 A. Priaulx/H. Tincknell/J. Bomarito (MM)

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#68 J. Hand/D. Muller/S. Bourdais

55905

#69 R. Briscoe/R. Westbrook/S. Dixon

55906

GTE-AM

#85 B. Keating/J. Bleekemolen/F. Fraga

55907
 

ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

Sitting outdoors having dinner in Paris with DBK, Peggy, Dave & Roz celebrating #85’s win when Dave got the news that #68 had been disqualified. My first comment was “knowing race officials made 3 very questionable attempts to keep Keating from winning wouldn’t it be something if they did it post race”. And that’s exactly what they did.

Le Mans has a great history, and it use to be a great race that proved something about the cars racing there. But it honestly doesn’t anymore. The best and fastest cars have ballast weight added and horsepower lowered until it's the equal of the worst cars. Le Mans no longer drives automobile innovation, nor does it highlight superior design. With a differen't set of BOP rules for every team instead of one set of rules for every team there are endless ways for favoritism. This didn’t just strip this years GT victory for me, it’s stripped this year's Le Mans itself of any meaning. I’m really depressed about it. Ford Motor Company is finished at Le Mans and perhaps I am too.

Chip
 
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DBK

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Test Day Photos from the best in the business, Drew Gibson.













 

THamonGT

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Very well said Chip, I’m so sorry you and all my other dear friends have to be there to learn of this situation! Ben is going through a lot of emotions now but he will be back soon! Safe trip to all coming home!
 
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KennethClay

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Awesome photos! Please keep them coming!
 

DBK

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BtwoG

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GTs in P3, P8, P9, P13 after Qualifying 2. Keating up to P6 in his class. Final Qualifying session begins in 15 minutes.
 

GTJack

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Fantastic set of pictures!! Go Blue!!
 

THamonGT

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Great pictures, thanks for posting!
 

Cobrar

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Aston Martin 3:51 and change - fastest in the group in qualifying 3.

Nobody sandbagging over there at A-M lol , 2.5 seconds faster than all others.
 

Cobrar

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Awesome pics, thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to get there!
 

Cobrar

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A-M, class leading, down to 3:48 flat, its cooling down now.